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December 15, 2010

Google Fiber announcement delayed

Google today said that their Fiber for Communities project winner(s) won't be announced till early next year.

The search giant had hoped to name a community to be the recipient of a massive pilot project where up to 500,000 people would be given access to ultra-high-speed broadband connectivity. But apparently the huge turnout overwhelmed even Google's capacity to pick a winner (or winners).

Baltimore was one of about 1,100 communities across the country (and among several in Maryland) who had applied for the project. There was a groundswell of populist support for Baltimore to organize and make a pitch for the project -- see the Bmore Fiber website.


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Posted by Gus Sentementes at 12:33 PM | | Comments (2)
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Are there any tea leaves to read? Do you know of any sites/blogs that have any insights on the selection process?

Try Bing.....haha....Don't worry they aren't coming into this politically corrupt cesspool we call Baltimore....It'll be a city/town like Rockville or similar where you could connect a large # of people to broadband easily. Where there are lots of high end condos/townhomes/apts in close proximity. Also, a relatively safe area with low crime. Now if Baltimore could do it in LP, Fedhill, Inner harbor district, Charles st corridor, Harbor east, and canton only....we'd have a shot. But you can't do that....it would be looked at as um ...well you know.

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Gus G. Sentementes (@gussent on Twitter) has been writing for The Baltimore Sun since 2000. He's covered real estate, business, prisons, and suburban and Baltimore City crime and cops. He was one of the first reporters at The Sun to use multimedia tools and Web applications -- a video camera, an iPhone -- to cover breaking news. He hopes to cover Maryland geeks and the gadgets and Web sites they build, and learn -- and share -- something new every day.

Gus has a wife, a young daughter and two feuding cats. They live in Northeast Baltimore.
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